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essay topics (remember you will have a few topics to choose from, and these topics are not exact questions!!!):
  • describe the spread of communism after WW2 and its present effects
  • analyze the political, cultural, and economic changes in China from 1959 to present day
  • describe the events of the Cold War
  • what started the Cold War
  • analyze the effects of the space race
  • describe the evolution of environmental awareness and its present-day effect
  • describe the effect technological advances have had on all aspects of modern life
  • analyze the effects of the end of the Cold War on international politics
  • understand the role of the US in political, economic and cultural trends from WW2 till today
  • describe the evolution and influence of the United Nations and other international organizations

Homework for this Chapter
 
Notes 4/26-27/2010 - these are .jpgs! sorry!
 
Chinese Revolution Notes 4/18/2014 - these are .jpg files!
 
Cold War Notes - this is and .pdf file and is approximately 3MB.
 
 
Links for Reform and Collapse Worksheet -
 
 
Cold War PPT from Thomas Sothers - this is an excellent resource!
 
PPT about the Vietnam War

PPT about the Communist Revolution in China
 
Video Links
There are some fascinating yet truly disturbing videos online about nuclear testing and other aspects of the Cold War. Some are listed as follows:
 
Crossroads Nuclear Testing - a short, narrated video that truly shows the methodical testing of nuclear weapons after World War II. There are some disturbing images and narration regarding the impact of this testing on animals and humans. This video is 42 minutes long (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HkLZekOZLU).
 
Duck and Cover: This 9 minute video was an educational video about how to protrect yourself from a nuclear explosion. This video is also the basis for a in-class activity on 5/28-29. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2kdpAGDu8s)
 
Duck and Cover parody in Legos: I couldn't resist adding this clip to our list of videos since it is based on the previous Duck and Cover video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzSXYDdEPIw)
 
Operation CUE - Here is a two-part video that we saw in class about what the US government is doing to safeguard its citizens in 1955. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU9lCKDzKSY)
 
Tiananmen Square  - Thanks to Dylan B. for finding this PBS special on the Tank Man to learn more about the protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989 in China. You can view the entire video online here.
 
Maps:

 

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Last Updated, May 2012.